These competence quotes are directed towards bringing out the best in you. Flick through these famous capability quotations and sayings and polish your mettle.

Competence Quotes

Competence is the shining armor of a successful person. Skills, ability, proficiency and capability go hand in hand to describe competence. For, it is only success that is the true measure of one’s competence. Only hard work without any competence won’t bear fruits proportionate to the labor. That is why it is very important that one work towards building competence in their particular field. Remember that competence can be built only if you have the desire to excel in any special field. Browse your way though the competence quotes given below to get an idea on what a special virtue competence is.

The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.

- John Williams

I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.

- Frida Kahlo

First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter.

- Kenny Chesney

By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.

- John Dewey

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.

- Herbert Hoover

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

- Michael Jordan

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

- J. G. Holland

I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.

- Maynard James Keenan

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

- Mia Hamm

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.

- Blaise Pascal

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.

- Fidel Castro

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.

- Ovid

You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.

- Andrew Carnegie

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.

- Be Here Now , Ram Dass

It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.

- Steve Jobs

Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.

- Steve Jobs

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.

- Samuel Beckett

My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known. She's not schooled, she's not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read

- Gene Simmons

I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.

- Roger Waters

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

- Calvin Coolidge

We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.

- Ray Kroc

Everything is politics.

- Thomas Mann

You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.

- Ted Williams

I feel incompetent to perform duties... which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.

- Andrew Johnson

It could potentially be a very competitive race.

- Bill Luther

On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again.

- Hank Aaron

I'm competitive in that I would like to outsell my last record.

- Ice T

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

- Laurence J. Peter

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.

- Jack Welch

If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete.

- Jack Welch

The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it.

- Jack Welch

The worst of failure of this kind is that it spoils the market for more competent performers.

- James Agate

I think both teams are evenly matched, ... Both teams played real well. This is a typical game between the two schools.

- James Monroe

Greater than scene is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.

- Eudora Welty

I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it.

- Axl Rose

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.

- Audre Lorde

We have more than 75 years of experience in aerial-refueling technology. We are ready and look forward to a competition on a level playing field once the Air Force defines its requirements.

- Paul Lewis

If a product is more expensive than another one and more sustainable in ecology, consumers will not buy it. We're in a very sharp competitive market.

- Jean Claude

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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